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BA (Hons) Dance Degree & Professional Practice

Dance and professional practice Degree studentElevate Your Dance: Pursue a BA (Hons) in Dance & Professional Practice at Northbrook College. You will explore and challenge your potential as a creative artist, developing your dance practice in various genres.

UAL

Course Overview

  • Location: Northbrook College, Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • UCAS code: W540
  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Application deadline: 15 July 2024
  • Start date: September 2024
  • Fees: £16,500

Entry requirements

2 A-Levels and 3 GCSEs in other subjects grade 9-4 or A-C (or equivalent)
OR
1 A-Level, a Foundation course and 3 GCSEs in other subjects grade 9-4 or A-C (or equivalent)

A portfolio of work or audition is also needed to demonstrate ability in the specialist area.

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English language requirements

IELTS certificate or equivalent with an overall score of 6.0, 6.0 in the writing element and 5.5 in all other sub-elements.

The assessment of your application will include a review of your grades, interview, portfolio/audition and any experience.

Course Information

Refine your artistry in this program's exploration of dance technique, performance, and creation. Expect to push your technical boundaries and delve into choreography through practical application, diverse performance opportunities, and workshop leadership training.

UAL degree Dance

Course Content

Course Content

This comprehensive dance pedagogy course equips you with the technical skills, performance experience, and creative knowledge to become a well-rounded dance professional. Regular classes with personalized feedback will refine your technique, while diverse performance opportunities build confidence and stage presence. The program fosters creativity through choreography, enriched by contextual studies that broaden your understanding of dance history and theory. You’ll also develop valuable skills for leading workshops or teaching, preparing you to share your passion for dance with others.

Teaching Method

Teaching Method

We use a variety of teaching methods, including: 

  • practical and creative studio-based workshops
  • discussions
  • lectures/seminars
  • tutorials
  • small group study
  • self-directed study
  • study trips

Key Features

Key Features

  • Excellent facilities support the development of specialist skills.
  • Explore what interests you most, whether you want to pursue performance, choreography or teaching.
  • Collaboration is a fundamental part of the course, and you will work with students from other courses to develop material as part of the Northbrook Theatre team.

Course Structure

Year One

Year One

Skills and knowledge acquisition.
The first semester develops core techniques in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and modern dance. Other core principles will be explored including, skills assessments, safety in dance, research, reflecting and reviewing. The second semester stretches training by focusing on the learning and development of choreography, rehearsal processes and refining performance work alongside Level 5 students.

  • Unit 1: The Dancing Body 
  • Unit 2: Ideas in Context: Performance and Everyday Life
  • Unit 3: Dance Analysis
  • Unit 4: Performance Practice
  • Unit 5: Live Project 1
  • Unit 6: Performance in Context

Year Two

Year Two

Level 5 focuses on a broad approach to dance practice, creativity, and dance within the wider community. The first semester will introduce different perspectives on dance practice to enhance understanding and individual learning. There will also be an optional unit to explore a chosen area related to theatre arts to inform individual practice. The second semester will continue to hone technique and performance, whilst it develops creative skills and collaborative practice by devising new, original work. It engages with live projects and external projects to develop competence and confidence in independent practice. This is supported by a deeper analysis of contexts for practice in preparation for Level 6.

  • Unit 7: Dance Deconstruction
  • Unit 8: The Holistic Performer
  • Unit 9: Live Project 2
  • Unit 10: Ideas in Context: Theatre and Performance Ideologies
  • Unit 11: Creative Practices

Year Three

Year Three

Level 6 focuses on entrepreneurial activity and consolidation of personal identity as a dance practitioner. Technical classes will continue, and the projects can be approached as performers, teachers, choreographers, or other chosen pathways. The first semester develops opportunities to work across pathways and courses to explore your practices alongside others. Academic practices from Levels 4 and 5 are consolidated and developed. The second semester explores the self as a professional practitioner and how this is presented to wider audiences and employers.

  • Unit 12: The Skilled Performer
  • Unit 13: Professional Development
  • Unit 14: Dissertation
  • Unit 15: The Dance Practitioner
  • Unit 16: Live Project 3